MBU Board revamps Health Sciences major, adds Fitness Management 

Missouri Baptist University’s Trustees approved curricular proposals in the Health and Sport Sciences Division at their regularly scheduled meeting May 26.

Trustees changed the University’s former Health Sciences major to Fitness Management to better serve students in post-baccalaureate careers in personal training, health/sport coordination and advocacy.  The board approved new curriculum for the revamped Health Sciences major, aimed at preparing students for an advanced degree in the healthcare and biomedical fields. In addition to graduate studies, those graduates of the new Health Sciences major will be prepared for entry level positions related to health communications and sales, medical and laboratory technicians, health administration and assistantships, among other.

In other business, the Board approved:

  • The reappointment of Dr. Judith Scott as Associate Professor of Education for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • The appointments of Mr. Jordan Cox as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities; Ms. Lisa Bushur as Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business Administration; Dr. Clint Limoges as Assistant Professor of Counseling Education; Ms. Jeanna Ryner as Instructor in Library Science; Dr. Janice Speck as Assistant Professor of Counseling Education; and Dr. Matthew Bardowell as Assistant Professor of English.
  • Resolutions of appreciation recognizing the late Daniel and Gloria Sidoti and Pam Reynolds. The Sidotis, longtime MBU friends and supporters, made a significant gift through their estate plan. Reynolds recently gave a gift to MBU qualifying her for the Executive Leadership tier of the President’s Club.  The Members of the President’s Club, which is comprised of donors who have given $1,000 or more to MBU in the last year, were also recognized.

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.